SV@Home will consider endorsing housing developments that meet specified criteria. To request an endorsement, please complete the SV@Home Project Endorsement Form and submit the completed form and required attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide us with sufficient time to review your request, and let us know of any upcoming deadlines. Please ensure that your project is eligible before submitting.
Submitted forms are reviewed by SV@Home staff. In some cases, SV@Home may decide to engage an Advisory Committee to consider the information received and make recommendations to the Director. No in-person presentations are required.
In making an endorsement decision, applicants may be asked to provide additional information. SV@Home staff may reach out to elected officials, local government staff, or community leaders to discuss the project prior to making a decision.
- 100% Affordable Developments
- Market rate developments with more than 20 units with an affordable component:
- Where the city has a jobs-housing imbalance with more than 1.4 jobs per housing unit, projects that include at least 15% affordability*
- Where the city has a jobs-housing balance with 1.4 or fewer jobs per housing unit, projects that go above and beyond what is minimally required*
- Developments that are not typical affordable developments, but that have deed restrictions that target the missing middle (i.e., teachers)
- Innovative building types that are more naturally affordable
- Be sponsored by developers or development teams with experience with similar projects
- Include a robust community outreach component
*Jobs-housing balance ratios for each city can be found in the SV@Home Resource Hub under the “Cities and Public Agencies” menu.
Any development that proposes redevelopment of existing housing will undergo a more rigorous review to ensure it meets the requirements of SV@Home’s Preservation Policies.
Important Information to Know
SV@Home support may include:
- Sending letters in support of a development
- Activating advocacy tools such as petitions and letters
- Working with grassroots groups to activate the community to participate in supporting a development
- Attending Council meetings or other meetings as time allows